Saturday, July 4, 2009

Life is...well Life!!

So It's been some time since I last blogged! I just have been so busy with life that coming on here was last on my list. I still have things sitting that need done, but I am so sick of doing dishes, that this is my break from reality!

So many events have come and gone and with that many tasty treats have been made. All of a sudden I am becoming swamped with cake orders. The birthdays are so much fun because I love seeing the look on the child's and parent's face when I deliver the cake. It just makes everything sooo worth it!

Here are the pics of the cakes I've done in the past few months...

A 1st bithday is always a special one and I love the smash cake idea! I'm always searching google images and came across smash cakes...soooo fun!

A little girl in my daughter's playschool class loves littlest pet shops. Her mom came to me with a pic of this exact cake, so I made my attempt to recreate it and I think it came out beautifully!! Fondant is a lot of fun to work with.

Made for 2 little girl's ballet recital. I saw them later on and they told me they froze the slippers to save for another sweet!

A very mini tractor cake, this is becoming a all-time favorite! This one would only serve about 2-3 people.

Alyiva is following in my foot steps, everything that comes out of her mouth is cake this and cake that. She created this cake all by herself and decorated as well. I think it is wonderful!! Mommy is very proud of you, Alyvia!

Strawberry Shortcakes with real whipping cream and homemade lady fingers made for my Dad's 60th birthday. Boy, oh, boy were these tasty!! Actually, I want one right now!

A neat idea I found on someone's website, can't remember who. These are cake truffles and oh, so addicting! They would make great favors for any occasion, but very time consuming.

My niece, Teila's 1st birthday cake! My sister loves flowers and I tried to incorporate the look of Teila's bedroom into her cake. I love the way this one turned out.
My 1st attempt at a black forrest cake. Looks good, I hope it tasted good too! I didn't get to have a slice of this one, but I will make it again, quick and easy and very hard to resist!

Star Wars, well let's just say, I've never watched an episode or movie, I really hate Star Wars. So when it came to this particular cake, I was very worried! Yoda was a real pain in the ass! Because of the detail, I actually made fim 3 times, before I was satisfied with the final product. I am very surprised how well he came out and I think the cuppies turned out super. Customer was extremely happy and that's what really maters...I actually have a Transformers Cake coming up thanks to this customer!
My friend's husband's birthday. This cake was fun and super easy. It tasted great too!
Austin, my oldest boy's 8th birthday (party for his friends). He wanted the black pearl and this comes no where near that, but it still is a pirate ship and he was thrilled with the outcome. This cake was way too big for the size of the party, next time I will down size, this could have fed 50 people!
I really love this cute butterfly cake my assistant, Alyvia choose for her friend, Tialandis's birtday. Alyvia loves sprinkles and wanted to incorporate them into the cake. I'm not a huge fan, but hey, kids love them!! Alyvia put all the sprinkles on the mini cupcakes and she did an awesome job!
These 2 sesame street cakes were a ton of fun to make, especially cookie monster! I homemade all the cookies and made the eyes from fondant. These both were very easy, I think because I really enjoyed making them, the time went by quickly. When I met up with Seth's mom, I showed Seth through the car window his cookie monster cake and his eyes just popped! That was such a great moment, I usually don't get to see the look on the child's face and I'm glad I did this time!
Bridal shower cupcake minis. White, chocolate and carrot cake. The carrot cake with cream cheese icing were delectable! My sister and I must have eaten 4 each! I had a blast icing these, they were very summery and fun. I found of later the bride to be couldn't eat any because she's lactose intolerant and can't have butter, so I'd love to make her something that she can eat...must find a recipe!
My second wedding cake and I love it!! Completely homemade, which I am very proud of! It was white and chocolate cake filled with french buttercream and iced with swiss meringue buttercream and then covered with homemade fondant. The couple are friend's of mine and my husband and loved it!
I am really excited for this summer because I have 4 other weddings to do. Two are cupcake wedding cakes and there is one 3-tier and 0ne 4-tier cake as well. I got a new mixer, a fance kitchenaid one, which makes everything much easier and less time consuming! I don't know how I did it before with that old hand mixer!